Director - Deloitte Real Estate
“The World Cities Network debate at MIPIM underscored the importance of putting investment grade policies and opportunities at the heart of public-private collaboration. To truly unlock the capital and technological capability that is waiting to be deployed to improve the resilience of cities around the globe, leaders need to work more effectively to combine long-term civic stewardship with commercial creativity.”
Jon is a Director of Deloitte Real Estate and responsible for the international delivery of its sustainability services. He also serves on the global leadership team of Deloitte Sustainability, leading its Community of Practice of around 200 professionals on sustainability and the built environment.
Widely recognised as an innovator on sustainable cities and built environments, Jon recently joined United Business Media’s global panel of thought-leaders on Future Cities. He has led a number of ground-breaking initiatives, ranging from city-scale low carbon transition strategies and national policy initiatives, to exemplary commercial and community development projects, to real estate investment advice for major funds and property companies.
Jon recently led Deloitte Real Estate’s input to the UK Green Building Council Plan for Growth, a mould-breaking plan for the UK built environment sector to achieve competitive advantage in a resource-constrained world, and recently led a strategy symposium in San Francisco for the Board of the World Green Building Council to envision the future of the movement globally.
Jon was named the Insider Young Property Professional of the Year in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He combines his role as a consultant with a number of external appointments, including:
• European Council for Sustainable Development for the Urban Land Institute
• British Property Federation Sustainability Committee
• Green Property Alliance
• Aldersgate Group, for which he leads on built environment matters
• Greater Manchester Low Carbon Economic Area, for which he is a board member
• pro-Manchester Green Economy Group (Chairman)
• The Manchester-China Forum, for which he is a board member